New Volvo Trucks Delivered to Peter Green Chilled
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The pair was supplied by local Truck and Bus Wales & West dealer as the result of “positive stories about fuel consumption” and a “particularly attractive offer”, according to a spokesman for the company. They are equipped with a Globetrotter cab and Volvo’s Dynafleet telematics system, a 13-liter diesel rated at 500hp and the two-pedal I-Shift automated gearbox.
The Peter Green Chilled fleet includes several other marques, the Renault Premium which employs a Volvo-derived driveline being among them. According to Peter Green Chilled driver-trainer Derek Chant, the Premiums were generally well accepted and returned good fuel figures, so the decision was taken to ‘go a step further and evaluate the Volvo’.
“It’s probably fair to say that the Volvo has established a great reputation for comfort and safety over the years so expectations were high. I have to say that the feed-back from the drivers has been extremely positive so far,” explained Derek.
“The Dynafleet system even allows us to monitor occasions when drivers are using the Performance Mode unnecessarily as well as identifying excessive idling time. This type of information enables us to improve driver performance and maximise fuel efficiency,” concluded Derek.
Peter Green Chilled services retail and wholesale outlets throughout Britain and Europe from its home base in Evercreech and it is anticipated that the new Volvo tractor units will cover about 160,000 kilometers (some 100,000 miles) every year.
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